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BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby Lawrence_fx » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:22 pm

Hi all,

We're very pleased to announce that a new public beta version of BFD3, v3.3.1.31 for Mac and Windows, is now available to download from your account.

Please note: This version introduces support for macOS Catalina, but has been tested as far back as macOS 10.12.

We have also released an update for FX License Manager, v2.1.0.14, which significantly improves the speed and reliability of the BFD3 Core Library download, and is included in the BFD3 v3.3.1.31 installation or can be downloaded from the bottom of your account page.

Further to this, we have been updated all BFD Expansions and BFD Groove Packs with download tickets, so that they can be downloaded through FX License Manager as single installer files (rather than the existing multi-part downloads). You can access these download tickets for your Expansions in the usual download areas. These downloads require the latest version of FX License Manager, v2.1.0.14, which is installed with BFD3 or can be downloaded from the bottom of your account page.

This version of BFD3 introduces the following changes:

- Support for macOS Catalina
- Case-sensitive file system support
- Improved Dark Studio theme
- Updated installer system
- Improved support for BFD Expansion installation
- Various bug fixes and performance improvements

If you encounter any issues with this update, please let us know either in this thread or by contacting our support team:

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta (Mac Only)

Postby patpat » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:47 pm

These are very good news. I just downloaded the beta. It works fine.
Also the problem with Logic Pro X is solved. No crash when starting it with a song.

Thank you very much!

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta (Mac Only)

Postby pnpk » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:20 pm

thank you!!

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta (Mac Only)

Postby LesSand » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:39 pm

Jumping into the "thank you" bandwagon.

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta (Mac Only)

Postby kafka » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:08 pm

Thank you! Download, installed, and running great in both standalone and as a ProTools plugin!

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta (Mac Only)

Postby williambogard » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:51 pm

everything working here, yay! (catalina 10.15.3, logic pro x 10.4.8 )
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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta (Mac Only)

Postby drivepilot » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:05 pm

Thanks guys! V V V appreciated. Installing now, but looks good so far. MVPs

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby Home Studio 87 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:43 pm

Something new (samples/grooves) for the expansion & groove pack ?(exept install/dowload). :?
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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby Jan.Schoene » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:18 pm

that's great news. Just installed it on Mojave and works like a charme (so far).
I'm downloading the new installers right now, too. Speed is as fast my connection can be :D
However I'm wondering what happens to third party developers/expansions like DrumDrops and Sonic Reality. Do they have to update their installers, too, or will there be a "wrapper" for these expansions? I guess DrumDrops might possibly update their installers but I'm not so sure with Sonic Reality ...

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby Pleudoniem » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:29 pm

Working here as well. It's been quite a wait, but the program was worth waiting for. You had me worried there for a bit, though...

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby Nelifedo » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:38 pm

Works well; Catalina/Mac/Pro Tools, everything up to date.

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby deangersmith » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:30 pm

Glad to see it's working for some people, I can't wait to test it tonight, FXpansion, I think you should remove this from your site:

BFD3 is not currently supported on macOS 10.15 "Catalina" - we are actively working on an update which we aim to release as soon as possible.

Thanks, the 50% discount is awesome too :)

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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby laszlozoltan » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:35 pm

you say in your initial post this update works as far back as far back does this update work with windows ?

I am interested in the current discount sale of some expansion packs, but I would be a fool to buy if this update is necessary to download and install but presents compatibility issues with w7-64.


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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby purtington » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:40 pm

Crashing in Sonar 8.5 and bandlab 25.

Opening any existing project will instantly crash but inserting BFD3 in a new project works fine.

have made a seperate post with sonar mini dump files attached.


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Re: BFD3 v3.3.1.31 Public Beta

Postby SonnyWade » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:27 pm

Just installed the new public beta on a Windows 10 64bit computer and BFD3 does not load drum kits whether they be BFD3 or third party like Drumdrops.
BFD3 worked just fine prior to the update. Now, nothing, nada pfft...
Am I missing something really important about the installation?

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